by Edna Lhou P. Masicampo | News Writer
The Student Scholarship and Aid Division (SSAD) has chosen three senior high school students and five freshmen college students as the first residents of the Rolando Villanueva Del Carmen (RVDC) Honor Hall.
The eight students are Hannah Ricci Ferrater (ABM), Riaza Maye Taburaza (STEAM), Waya Sinna N. Pajunar (STEAM), Kersty Alipan (BS Nursing), Samantha Amar (BS Civil Engineering), Ma. Jaya Ariola (BS Psychology), Carlwin Dagdag (BS Psychology) and Daniel Llenos (BS Medical Technology).
These students started residing at the Honors Hall on Aug. 12.
Dean of Students Edna Gladys Calingacion said they were the recipients of the RVDC Academic Excellence for College and Senior High School Del Carmen scholars.
The two-storey Honor Hall has a ground floor serving as common area for dining, group studies and other school-related activities and functions.
The ground floor also houses living quarters of a dorm adviser, while the second floor is divided into 14 double occupancy, air-conditioned rooms with two common toilets and baths. A separate toilet and bath for the differently-abled will also be available.
SSAD Head Rodora Sagun said being a Honor Hall resident is a privilege given to academically deserving students in the form of a full board and lodging scholarship or in the form of subsidy.
After applying at the Student Scholarship and Aid Division, the applicants passed through a rigid screening process: a written exam and a panel interview with the representative of the donor, a representative of the church and members of the guidance and testing head.
According to Calingacion the residents’ learning and living adviser is Asst. Prof. Chereisle Pyponco, who moved into the Honor Hall last Aug. 12. The living and learning adviser will periodically monitor their progress as well as provide an emotional and learning environment conducive to total learning.
Moreover, the Honor Hall can still take 20 more students who will meet the requirements because it can accommodate a fixed number of 28 students all in all: 14 male and 14 female.